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Location: Whitten Woods Trailhead parking lot. Click here for a google map link.

A StoryWalk® is a fun, educational activity that places pages of a children’s story along a popular walking route in your community. This year’s spring story is at Whitten Woods in Ashland. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the VT Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.

We hope you enjoy this story by Akiko Miyakoshi where you follow the journey of a young girl, Kikko, as she travels through the woods to bring a pie to her grandmother. Put yourself in Kikko’s shoes as she braves the forest and stumbles into an unexpected party. You may even meet some of the characters Kikko meets on your own walk. Think about which friendly critters might be following along as you are reading the story!

After exploring the story along the trail be sure to visit the Ashland Town Library for a fun craft activity that goes along with the book!

The StoryWalk® will be up from Friday, March 1st - Tuesday, April 30th.


Innisfree Bookshop in Meredith, NH generously offered a discount on the books for this StoryWalk®. They have copies available if you enjoyed the story and want to read it again and again. Support your local bookstores!

Holderness Free Library partners with the Squam Lakes Association for our winter StoryWalk®.

The Squam Lakes Natural Science Center offers a variety of live animal programs year-round and has spectacular live animal exhibits May 1- November 1 so visit their website to see what great programs they have and to learn more about NH's wildlife!

Ashland Town Library donated the books and created a fun craft inspired by the book. Stop by the library to learn more!